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Why I Won’t Educate My Kids

I’ve made what some say is a controversial choice.  I refuse to force-educate my kids.  I will not subject my children to dangerous schoolyards, ever-changing teaching methods, and suspect curriculum just because some expert or some government entity says I

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Posted in humor, medical, News, parenting

Blogger Contest Finalist & NY Times Baby!

I’ve been smiling a lot in the last 24 hours.  Yesterday I found out I am a finalist in the annual Bloggers Idol contest, and today I have a parenting piece in the New York Times Motherlode Blog!  Sorry if

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Posted in parenting, Uncategorized, Writing

Featured on WordPress Mother’s Day Blog & a post

I’m honored to be featured in a special WordPress Mother’s Day Feature on MomBlogs!  Thanks WordPress and welcome new WordPress visitors! As Cheri wrote in her lovely post, I write about life with my three daughters, my aging and heightist

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Posted in Family, humor, mother daughter, mothering, Uncategorized, women, Writing

My Column in Working Mother Magazine

Here’s a humor piece I wrote that was in the Feb/March issue of Working Mother Magazine.  I wrote it last year when I was trying to talk to my daughter while editing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

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Posted in comedy, Family, humor, kids, parenting

Teachers – Give Us Parents A Break!

I know it’s a huge cultural taboo to criticize teachers, but they are not always perfect and I can’t keep quiet about this any longer. My beef is with the relentless assignment of outside projects.  I am fine with kids

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Posted in comedy, education, Family, humor, kids, mothering, parenting, Uncategorized

I’m Just Like Honey Boo Boo’s Mom!

Help! I don’t know how it happened but somehow I’ve turned into Honey Boo Boo’s mom. Check out my guest post on LA Parent.

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Posted in comedy, Family, humor, kids, life, mother daughter, mothering, parenting

The Most Un-Cool Mom Ever – Guest Post on Ooph

Check out my post on Ooph – Stefanie Mullen’s website for parents of teens and tweens. I’m so uncool!

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Posted in culture, Family, humor, kids, life, mother daughter, mothering

Breaking the Fourth Wall of Parenting (or How to Eavesdrop on Your Teen)

When my daughter started high school this year I made a vow to not be one of those parents – the type who micromanage every detail of their child’s life while on a perpetual quest to get them into “the”

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Posted in blogs, Family, kids, Uncategorized